The Pass Bagger

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BMW MCC members can choose to register for our very popular Pass Bagger quest which will encourage riders to travel some of the most scenic and fun roads in the state of Colorado, taking them to places they might not have otherwise seen. The idea is to ride to the summit of a Colorado pass, photograph your motorcycle in front of the sign identifying the pass, then accumulate and submit those photographs for awards at the 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 pass levels.  These are self-directed rides done at your own pace and can be spread over several years.

Pass Bagger Rules

Download a pdf of the current Pass Bagger rules and guidelines.

Register for the Pass Bagger
Registering and submitting for Pass Bagger certification is a two step process.

Prior to starting each level of the Pass Bagger quest (50, 100, etc.), BMW MCC members should download and complete the Pass Bagger registration form and send it by email or US mail to the Pass Bagger coordinator. You will be added to the Pass Bagger mailing list and Facebook Group when your registration is complete. Ride Logs and Completion Forms may be downloaded from the Member Only area by logging in with your username and password, then clicking "Files." Once you have read the rules and registered, plan your routes and start riding.

Once you you have completed the Pass Bagger quest and are ready to submit your photos, click the "Purchase Pass Bagger Award" button to login to the Member Only area and purchase the "ticket" for the appropriate award. Also, mail your photos, ride log form, and completion form to the Pass Bagger coordinator.

If you have completed the Pass Bagger 100, 150, 200 or 250, before paying the $49 fee, contact the Pass Bagger Coordinator to verify whether or not one-off items are available!

Non-members

If you have registered for this year's Top O’ The Rockies rally, please contact the Pass Bagger Coordinator to request the forms.

Pass Bagger Awards

Those who successfully complete a Pass Bagger level are given level-specific awards and special recognition on this web page, in our monthly In The Wind newsletter and at our monthly Club meeting. The awards for the Pass Bagger 50, with the old $15 registration, are a current pin and two stickers, and a classic patch and pin. The awards with the current $49 registration also include a mug and mouse pad. Those that have completed the Pass Bagger 50 can purchase additional items; current pin $2, current sticker $2, classic pin $1, classic patch $2, mug $15, mouse pad $10.

 

The awards for the Pass Bagger 100, 150, 200 and 250 will depend on suppliers’ availability of one-off items. Previously they were performance short and long sleeve shirts and laser-etched fleece jackets and vests. When the Pass Bagger 50+ levels are completed there will be a $49 fee if one-off items are available. Contact passbagger@bmwmcc.org for details.

The Passbagger Hall of Fame

Name / Home / Completed Pass Baggers / Years Bagged

250 Passes Bagged

John Meyer / Denver, CO / 50,100,150,200,250 / 2016,2016,2017,2017,2018
Karst Postma / Elizabeth, CO / 50,100,150,200,250 / 2010,2010,2011,2012,2014
Paul Shushan / Morrison, CO / 50,100,150,200,250 / 2010,2011,2011,2012,2018
Carl Thomte / Littleton, CO / 50,100,150,200,250 / 2004,2011,2012,2012,2020
David Vining/Woodland Park, CO/50,100,150,200,250/2018,2018,2019,2020,2020

200 Passes Bagged

Scott Westfall / Falcon, CO / 50,100,150,200/ 2016,2016,2017,2018

150 Passes Bagged

Randy Bishop / Highlands Ranch, CO / 50,100,150 / 2006,2007,2013
Cathy Catrell / Littleton, CO / 50,100,150 / 2012,2014,2017

100 Passes Bagged

John Coker / Boulder, CO / 50,100 / 2012, 2013
Andrew Branca / Castle Rock, CO / 50,100,2nd 50 / 2019,2020,2020

 

50 Passes Bagged

Walter Buckholtz / Delores, CO / 50 / 2009
Jeff Burns / Littleton, CO / 50 / 2012
Judy Bygott / Parker, CO / 50 / 2011
Rochelle Chartier / Arvada, CO / 50 / 2011
Scott Chew / Estes Park, CO / 50 / 2005
Bob Coen / CO / 50 / 2007
Troy & Bonnie Corrigan / Bellevue, CO / 50 / 2007
Carey Crain / Littleton, CO / 50 / 2012
Greg Dewitt / Golden, CO / 50 / 2009
Jeff Foster / Albuquerque, NM / 50 / 2008
Gary Fountain / Denver, CO / 50 / 2008
Nichole Friel / Lyons, CO / 50 / 2005
Nick & Judy Grear / Cedaredge, CO / 50 / 2010
Jason Hines / Livermore, CO / 50 / 2006
Jim Hoffman / Aurora, CO / 50 / 2006
Tom Ingram / Montrose, CO / 50 / 2009
Dave Junnila / Arvada, CO / 50 / 2008
Marie Knapp / Lakewood, CO / 50 / 2014
Tom Knapp / Lakewood, CO / 50 / 2014
Mike Lorang / Littleton, CO / 50 / 2010
Mike Lowimore / CO / 50 / 2007
Wayne Mathis / Morrison, CO / 50 / 2008
Matt McCabe / Colorado Springs, CO / 50 /2007
Brandi Newman / Lakewood, CO / 50 / 2014
Patrick Nijsters / Denver, CO / 50 / 2020
Stephen Ortega / Canon City, CO / 50 / 2008
Ed Padalinski / Aurora, CO / 50 / 2007
George Podsobinski / Canon City, CO / 50 / 2007
Mike Rand / Carbondale, CO / 50 / 2004
Brooke Reams / Arvada, CO / 50 / 2014
Gregory Smith / Morrison, CO / 50 / 2006
Paul Stone / Laramie, WY / 50 / 2018
Dave Strand / Lafayette, CO / 50 / 2020
Mike Szabo / Arvada, CO / 50 / 2012
Tony Walcher / Highlands Ranch, CO / 50 / 2015
James Wimberly / Lawton, OK / 50 / 2008
Mike Zablocki / Littleton, CO / 50 / 2010
Karl Zuercher / Santa Fe, NM / 50 / 2018